Arsene Wenger is claimed to have had his move to sign Antoine Griezmann blocked by the Arsenal board.
The French boss has been said to have been putting in some legwork as he looked to sign this year’s European Championship Golden Boot winner, but it now appears to have been blocked by his board.
A fake Twitter account had been set-up pretending to be David Ornstein, which claimed that our club had a bid of £70 Million rejected for the Atletico forward’s signature, but we know better than to fall for an unofficial account…
Reports in France however insist that Arsene Wenger WAS willing to pay the fee needed to land the left-sided goalscorer, with his minimum fee release clause set at €100 Million, but his board were unwilling to follow through with the coach’s wishes.
Wenger has been at the centre of protests by fans, and the subject of ridicule because of the club’s decision not to spend big while their rivals seemingly invest heavily in their squads, but this report seems to disagree that Arsene is at fault this time around.
This may have been what led to our club signing Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna, who may or may not prove to be an ideal signing for our club.
The forward netted a club record-levelling 17 goals last term, and had already added one goal in his one outing for Deportivo this term, before sealing his switch to the Emirates club.
Would Griezmann have given us a huge chance of winning the Premier League title this term? Could Perez have the same effect? Is the board really the ones refusing to spend?